In reply to the IEBlog web post that is asking people to apply for the right to submit a bug:
Why, on earth, when other browser developers provide open and easy to use bug systems, would Microsoft limit itself in this way?
I have a bug in Webkit, five minutes can help me determine if someone had already reported the bug; no more than another five to submit the bug, with test case.
Mozilla created software to make it easy to search on, and submit bugs. Why, I bet even you all could use it.
Opera has a handy, dandy bug form that makes bug submission a snap.
And here is the IE team “If you email us and ask us really nice we may, just may, mind you, deign to let you actually tell us about that bug, which if left in the released product will haunt us until the end of time. If you don’t ask nice, you can stuff your bug.”